Walk On Water

from by Jane Siberry

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I was standing at the back of a crowd at the edge of the sea, a multitude a single word a hush would fall
I prayed that your gaze might fall on me that my longing might part the sea of faces and in my misery I turned and walked away
come up my brother come up my sister come up my children and walk on water with me
I walked away from that crowd out along a long and dusty road I saw a woman she was lying there in pain crying out to me
but I was so absorbed in my own loneliness are you not my brother? I guess not yet oh, to turn back the hands of time drowning in my shame
come up my brother come up my sister come up my children and walk on water with me
I’d give anything to hear your voice to touch your hand, your hem, anything I knelt down in hopelessness hopelessness
I’d give everything to feel your grace to wash your feet, kiss your hem, anything I knelt down in thankfulness and then I felt virtue flow to me
come up my brother come up my sister come up my children and walk on water again
oh, that was the night of nights I stood against the sea in that strange starlight I felt the wind upon my face I thought I heard my name I thought I heard our names

credits

from Ulysses' Purse, released January 11, 2018
jane: vocals, piano, organ, nylon guitar, drum loops, bells rebecca jenkins: vocals ali hughes: vocals david ramsden: vocals jocelyn barth: vocals john macarthur ellis: electric, steel guitars rich moore: bass pauline kim: violin, viola christine kim: cello david travers-smith: trumpets

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